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Man arrested after shooting rifle, wielding machete in downtown Hamilton: police


July 4, 2019
By The Canadian Press

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HAMILTON—Police in Hamilton say a man is in custody after someone fired a rifle in the city’s downtown.

It happened Wednesday afternoon near the corner of King Street and Sanford Avenue, where officers responded to a call about someone shooting a rifle into the air.

Police say the man then dropped the gun and started wielding a machete but was arrested without incident.

Officers have recovered both weapons.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

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